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THE CHILTERN Open Air Museum saw more visitors through its gates on Good Friday than bosses expected over the whole weekend. Around 1,000 people flocked to the museum for its opening event of the season, which was described as a ‘phenominal start’.
Visitor experience manager Sian Hammerton Fraser said: “It was fantastic, it was absolutely phenominal.”
She added: “There were so many happy faces. It was great to see all the children running around the museum.
“It was a brilliant start to the season and we hope it’s going to start the season to come.”
The museum hosted its annual traditional Easter celebrations, which saw children and adults make traditional treats, take part in an Easter egg hunt, see costumed re-enactors in the Museum buildings, discover the origins of Easter traditions and have a go at Easter-themed crafts and dress up in Easter bonnets, among others. NEARLY £1,000 was raised at the annual Chalfont St Giles pre-school playgroup Easter egg hunt on Good Friday.
More than 250 people gathered to take advantage of the glorious Good Friday weather, taking part in the hunt from noon until 2pm.
Supervisor Melanie Marshall said: “It went really well, it was really, really busy. We got rid of all the eggs and we made quite a lot of money for the play group and we were so lucky with the weather.
The money will go towards buying more equipment and units for the play group.
Ms Marshall added that it is a ‘nice event’ as the children and adults walk through the village, to the park, and they also have hot cross buns and can take part in biscuit decorating. “It is a nice, cheap and cheerful family event,” she added.
DESPITE the inclement weekend weather, nearly 100 people flocked to Gerrards Cross on Easter Sunday to take part in the ‘well established’ Memorial Centre Easter egg hunt.
Children and adults took part in the annual event and had the chance to meet the Easter bunny and win prizes including a giant egg.
It was hailed by centre staff as great fun, who were surprised at the turn out given the wind and rain.
Suzie Bower at the Memorial Centre said: “We were pleasantly surprised, and we even managed to get outside. The sun shone for 15 minutes.
“There were lots of happy faces. It was really nice.”
She added: “People were happy it was on and were delighted the sun came out, it was good.”
Staff and members helped out over the course of the day, with the daughter of manager Ken Piercy donning the bunny suit for the children.
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Hay, nice to meet you: Violet Bochan, 5, gets to meet the horses with the help of mum Charlotte Messy fun: Three-year-old Connor
McPeak gets gooey
All ears: 13-month-old James Swallow with Carrie Swallow
Hard work: Zoe Large, 11, tries out a mangle under the watchful eye of Alison Farlie
Putting all her eggs in one basket: Eloisa Gould, 9, with Jane Bennett
bunny: Ellie Swallow, 8, was dispensing chocolate
Sweet tooth: Evie Cathcart, 4, decorates a biscuit